Getting Started

This section should help you get started as quickly as possible. First take a look at the system overview. Then check that you have the required hardware and software. Next, run through the tutorial on programming your WISP. Finally, there's a quick tutorial on using the reader.

Required Hardware and How to Obtain It

  • WISP 4.1DL Hardware (Link)

  • WISP 4.1 Programming Adapter (Link)

  • RFID Reader, Antenna

Required Software and How to Obtain It

  • A Git client. You'll need this to get the WISP firmware and reader application software.

  • Current WISP firmware. The current WISP firmware status is on the WISP firmware page.

  • A compiler/debugger to compile and install firmware on the WISP. We use IAR.

  • IAR Embedded Workbench

  • TI Code Composer (Eclipse-based)

  • We are having some issues with the project options - they need to be specified as a command line directive

  • GCC Compiler

  • This should work (used for TinyOS MSP430), but we don't know much about this route.

  • WISP C# GUI App. Go to the Reader Application page and follow the directions to get the latest version.

  • GUI App Microsoft Dependency Options:

  • Get Visual Studio 2005

  • I can confirm the GUI app works with MS Visual C# 2005 Express - jvoris


  • Should be embedded in the GUI App project

Suggested Tools For Developers

  • WISP Monitor (pending release)

  • Power Supply, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator

  • Soldering Tools

  • ITW Chemtronics / Circuitworks Flux Dispensing Pen CW8400, Digikey CW8400

  • Tweezers

  • Wire Strippers

  • Paladin Datashark Wire Stripper/Cutter 30-20AWG, Digikey PAL70057

  • They have a nicer model for $15 - as anyone tried them? Digikey PAL1118-ND

  • Cutters

  • Cooper Industries/Xcelite 170M, Digikey 170M-ND

  • 28 Gauge Wire

  • OK Industries R28* Wire Wrap, Digikey K326, K390, K391, K392, K393